Graves & Graves

Attorneys and

Counselors at Law

 

Graves & Graves is a client-driven organization. We are a Houston, Texas-based law firm dedicated exclusively to providing comprehensive, global immigration solutions. We provide our clients with consistent legal services, analysis, and counsel to meet their needs in the most effective, time-sensitive manner.

 

Our professional team has a combined experience of over 65 years providing immigration advisory services to corporate and individual clients. All attorneys are licensed to practice and in good standing with the Texas State Bar.

 

The firm remains at the forefront of all developments in immigration law, policies, and procedures. Our team proactively provides updated immigration information to clients, specific to individual needs and objectives. We complement our legal expertise with the latest case management technology to enhance productivity, facilitate communication, and preserve data integrity.

Through sound legal advice and strategy, our firm consistently reaches successful immigration results. 

ABOUT

EXPERTISE

NON-IMMIGRANT

We work with corporations, investors, and individuals to determine the most effective options based on an applicant's specific circumstances, visa eligibility, and current visa availability. For corporate clients, our expertise, staff resources, and case management infrastructure allow us to field high-volume requests. Our team promptly updates clients by creating custom reports to track case status and data.

IMMIGRANT

Our firm has extensive experience with employment-based applications for national interest waivers, individuals of extraordinary ability in the medical and energy industries, multi-national immigrant petitions, and PERM Labor Certifications. In our case evaluation, a client's immediate and long-term objectives guide which visa category aligns best with their goals. We then support clients through each stage of their immigrant visa process.

CONSULAR & BORDER ISSUES

The complexity of consular and border issues requires a nuanced understanding that few firms can offer. Our team engages with consulates, border officials, and the government on behalf of clients to resolve complex legal matters. We often respond to requests for additional evidence and seek final resolution for cases that have remained extensively in administrative processing.

GLOBAL IMMIGRATION

Ongoing policy changes require organizations to stay current and adapt operations. Our team also understands that efficient movement of personnel globally is critical to operations. We incorporate policy impacts into our counsel for multinational clients on their domestic and international workforce resources, so they can make timely, informed decisions and minimize disruption.

INADMISSIBILITY WAIVERS

Individuals considered inadmissible to the U.S. may qualify for a waiver that would allow them to apply for status. Our success navigating this process for clients results from our distinct ability to foresee and resolve potential challenges. Our firm has specific expertise evaluating eligibility, identifying necessary evidence, and developing a targeted strategy for each case.

WORKFORCE COMPLIANCE

Our firm has considerable experience representing corporate clients with notices of inspection, I-9 audits, employer sanction negotiations, and customized employer compliance training manuals and workshops for internal Human Resources departments. We also provide custom training for e-Verify registration and compliance.

 
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Silvia Graves

Founding Partner

Our attorneys, legal assistants, and core staff have extensive expertise across the spectrum of immigration issues. We leverage this experience to provide actionable, custom 

solutions for client needs.  

Silvia Graves, Founding Partner, has practiced exclusively immigration law for over 33 years. Under her leadership, the firm has grown and adapted to meet the changing needs of both corporate and individual clients. 

Learn more about our team here.

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NEWS

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CONTACT US

Our team understands the personal importance of clients' immigration matters. We offer consultations in-person, by phone, or by video conference to address client needs in the most time-sensitive manner.

 

When you connect with us, we consider it the beginning of a long-term relationship built on communication, transparency, and trust.

5599 San Felipe Street 

Suite 500 

Houston, Texas  77056 

 

Phone:  713.784.9204

For general inquiries, please send a message through our contact form:

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